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BOTTOMS AND HEMORRHOIDS

QUESTION
I am a versatile top. I have never been very good at being a bottom but I do enjoy it sometimes. I recently got hemorrhoids and now after I bottom, the hemorrhoids swell up within half an hour. Could I be making my hemorrhoids worse? If I'm not being a bottom, my hemorrhoids only give me problems about once every three months or less. I've heard of surgery but I am a police officer and can't afford the time off to recover.

ANSWER
Hemorrhoids are a very common problem. Most men and women will get them as they get older. Certainly, trauma to the anus (like being a bottom during anal sex) and any type of straining can make hemorrhoids worse. There are treatments available using lasers, surgery, and banding which are effective and quick, without much recovery time, if any. Also, you might try changing your diet to increase fiber, drink more water, and spend less time "on the can" to reduce the trouble from hemorrhoids.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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